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Rosicrucian Digest
Volume 88 Number 2 2010

The Mithraic Mysteries

This is the ninth in a series of thematic issues of the Rosicrucian Digest exploring sources that have contributed to the Rosicrucian tradition.

In addition to now being able to access the Rosicrucian Digest online, you may participate in online discussion groups related to the topics; and explore featured books, CDs and DVDs in the Mithraic Mysteries section of our Webstore


The Rise and Fall of the
Mithraic Mysteries
V. L. Stephens, M.A.

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Image: Apronianus Tauroctony; Kepler Rudolphine Tables;
The Pleiades
; Pisa Tauroctony; Harmonia Macrocosmica; Constantine burns Arian works;


Selections from a Mithraic Ritual
G. R. S. Mead

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Image: G.R.S. Mead

G.R.S. Mead

Archaelogical Indications on the Origins of Roman Mithraism
Lewis M. Hopfe, Ph.D.

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Image: Tauroctony with Sol and Luna; Aquilea Tauroctony; Dura Europas Tauroctony;Gaianus Dedicatory Stele; Marino Tauroctony Fresco; Asclepius; Mithraic Kronos

Tauroctony with Sol and Luna

The Precession of the Equinoxes
The Staff of the Rosicrucian Research Library

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Images: Kircher Star Chart; Precession

Kircher Star Chart

Map of Mithraeum Locations

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Kircher Star Chart

The Succession of World Ages
Jane B. Sellers

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Images: Dendera Zodiac; Hapi;
King Esarhaddon
; Odin and Baldr

King Esarhaddon

The Image of the Bull:
A Transcultural Exploration from Paleolithic Caves to the Mithraic Mysteries
Antonietta Francini M.D., SRC, and Benefactor Taciturnus, FRC

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Images: Laozi riding a bull; Shiva riding Nandi; Riding home; Apis Bull; Bull Leaping; Roman Tauroctony

Laozi riding a bull

Recovery: The Art of
Paradigm Shifts
Denise Breton and
Christopher Largent

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Images: Caffeine; Expulsion from Paradise; Humanity on the Moon; Kepler Orbits of the Planets; Conformity; Extraordinary Science; Sun and Sea; Flux; Alchemical Tables; Cologne Cathedral

Supplementary Web Articles

In the Place of Mithras: Leadership in the Mithraic Mysteries
Israel Campos Méndez, Ph.D.

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Images: Mithraic Banquet;
Symbols of the Pater;
Pio-Clementine; Bust of Mithras; Felicissimus Mosaic


Symbols of the Pater

Mithras and the Hypercosmic Sun
David Ulansey, Ph.D.

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Images: Osterburken Tauroctony; School of Athens (detail); Helios; Akhenaten and Nefertiti; Mithras and the Bull; Mithras Born from
the Rock



Sun, Word, and Wisdom
Steven Armstrong, FRC

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Images: Anselm




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